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DISC TITLE PRINTER
Application Version 3.03
®
For Windows
User's Guide
• We recommend that you print on a disc* before you record anything on it. Printing on a
disc that already has data recorded on it can cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or
corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this printer.
* CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
Please keep this User's Guide and all information handy for future reference.
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  • Page 1: For Windows

    • Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this printer.

  • Page 2: Read This First

    Important! Read This First! • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or claims by you or any other person or entity that may arise through the use The copyright of this User’s Guide and all rights related to the software shall of this product.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Useful Text Input Functions ..........30 Contents Saving Label Data ............... 31 Opening a Label Data File ..........32 Creating a Data Index File ..........33 About the Bundled CD-ROM ..........3 Configuring Layout Settings ..........34 Handling Precautions ............3 To configure layout settings ..........

  • Page 4: About The Bundled Cd-rom

    Inserting an Image into a Label About the Bundled CD-ROM (Free Design Template) ........... 52 To insert an image into a label ........52 To delete an image field ..........52 Handling Precautions Resizing a Field (Free Design Template) ......53 •...

  • Page 5: Using This Manual

    Button Operations Using this Manual All operations in this manual are performed using the mouse. Command operations are indicated as shown below. This User’s Guide explains operation of the DISC TITLE PRINTER application, which is designed to run under Windows® XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE or 98 (referred to in this manual collectively as “Windows”).

  • Page 6: How To Use This Manual

    The sections of this manual are arranged as shown below. How to use this Manual Refer to the indicated pages for details. Getting Ready Label Making Overview (page 10) • Installing the Software (See the “CW- E60 User’s Guide” sheet.) •...

  • Page 7: Features

    Features After using this software to create the labels you want, you can connect your printer to your computer and print then. • Music Discs Labels can include artist names and track titles (page 18). You can also import track names from Windows Media Player, iTunes, or Easy CD Creator, or you can import CD- Text from a CD (page 23).

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    Important! This software does not include functions for recording to a CD-R, CD-RW or other types of discs. • Data Discs You can import the names of folders and files you plan to store on a disc and print them on its label.

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    Features • Print with TrueType ® fonts installed on your PC (page 37). • Support for both text and images (page 39). Note that images are printed in monochrome. • A collection of preset templates lets you produce great looking labels with minimum effort.

  • Page 10

    • A Free Text Template allows more control over the appearance and layout of text (Free Text → page 44). • A Free Design Template gives you almost total freedom for laying out text and images to create exactly the look you want (Free Design → page 44).

  • Page 11: Label Making Overview

    Note You can also start up the application by clicking the Windows Start button and then All Programs. Next, point to CASIO, and then click DISC TITLE PRINTER. Note that the location of the application may be different on your computer, depending on what you specified when you installed it.

  • Page 12

    Click Input the text data you want. This displays the main window for the music label template. Move the cursor to the label input boxes, and then type in the disc title, artist names, and track names. The text you input appears in the preview image on the screen. Label Preview Image Warning message Label Input Boxes...

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    Configuring Template Setting Click Click This displays a dialog box for selecting the text layout. Click Note Click See page 35 for details about changing the text layout pattern. This displays a dialog box for selecting the print pattern. Click Note See page 34 for details about print pattern setting.

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    Click For Font Size, select 2. Click the Artist Name tab. Selecting a Font Click This displays a dialog box for making font settings. Confirm that Title tab is selected. Note If a different tab is displayed, click Title.

  • Page 15: To Print A Label

    Select 2 for Font Size, and then click OK. Click This completes input of the label data. This displays a dialog box for printing (page 16). Note With the area of the disc you want to print on facing downwards, slide the See page 37 for details about font settings.

  • Page 16

    1Insert a thin object* into the hole and slide in the direction indicated by Use the positioning guide to position the disc. the arrow. • This will cause the print head to release the disc so you can remove it from the printer. Positioning guide Printing will...

  • Page 17: Print Dialog Box

    I Printing Both Label 1 and Label 2 I Print Dialog Box After printing of the upper label area (Label 1) is complete, rotate the disc 180 degrees, and then click Start Printing again. • This starts printing of the lower label area (Label 2). Positioning guide When printing in two locations on the same disc, be sure to use the positioning guide to position the disc...

  • Page 18: To Save Label Data

    To save label data Click On the menu that appears, click Save. Check the file name and then click Save. The label data is saved in your Windows My Documents folder. Note See page 31 for details about saving label data. To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application Click On the menu that appears, click Exit.

  • Page 19: Label Making With Preset Templates

    Label Making with Preset Templates Click the label template you want to use. Automated Label Layout • You can select from among five label templates. Selecting a template displays its main window, which contains the elements for the template A selection of content-specific preset label formats makes label creation as you select.

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    Digital Image Label • If you want to create your own original layout, select the Free Text or Free Design template. See “Creating an Original Label Layout” on page 44 for more information.

  • Page 21: Using The Assistant Feature

    Using the Assistant Screen Using the Assistant Feature When you are unsure of DISC TITLE PRINTER application operations... Follow the instructions on the Assistant screen for quick and easy labels. The Assistant feature provides you with step-by-step guidance for creating labels and performing other operations.

  • Page 22: Using The Main Window

    The icon that appears here indicates the type of label template that is • Display online help currently displayed in the main window. • Access the CASIO Website Music Label Free Text Label • Display version information about the software...

  • Page 23

    5 Assistant Button r Print Button Displays an Assistant window in the upper right corner of the main window. Click to start a print operation. This button is displayed on the music, data, and digital image label templates only. t Label Preview Image You can use this image to get an idea of what your label will look like, 6 Minimize Button before you actually print it.

  • Page 24: Importing Text Data

    Click Import and then Import CD-Text. Importing Text Data This displays a dialog box for selecting the drive where the CD that contains the text is located. You can import CD-Text data or track and incorporate it into the music label template.

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    2 Album Name w Phrase Memory This is the name of the album as specified in the CD-Text. To change the Phrase Memory lets you select and input preset words and expressions text displayed for the album name, click the Album Name box and then from a menu.

  • Page 26: Importing Windows Media Player Data For A Music Label

    Importing Windows Media Player Data for a Music Label Start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application. On the music label main window, click the button. What is Windows Media Player? • Windows Media Player is an application that lets you playback and manage On the menu that appears, click Import.

  • Page 27: Importing Itunes Data For A Music Label

    Note Importing iTunes Data for a Music Label • The actual appearance of the Select Text dialog box that appears when you import using Windows Media Player will depend on what version of What is iTunes? Windows Media Player you have installed. •...

  • Page 28: Importing Easy Cd Creator Data For A Music Label

    Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label . See step 4 of the procedure on page 23 for information about selecting data for import. Note Note Easy CD Creator • The actual appearance of the Select Text dialog box that appears when •...

  • Page 29: Importing File And Folder Name For A Data Label Or Digital Image Label

    Importing File and Folder Name for a Data Label or Click Import and then Import Easy CD Creator Project List. This displays a dialog box for opening a file. Digital Image Label Use the following procedures to import a folder name and file names for data label or digital image label.

  • Page 30

    See step 4 of the procedure on page 23 for information about selecting data for import. Note • When importing a folder name, select the folder icon on the left. • When importing a file name, select a file icon on the left. After checking to make sure that the folder name and file name are specified correctly, click OK.

  • Page 31: Useful Text Input Functions

    6 Insert Useful Text Input Functions Inserts a new line above the one that is currently selected in a label input box. Right-clicking the DISC TITLE PRINTER application main window displays a 7 Time Stamp shortcut menu of commands that come in handy during text input. Stamps the current date into the label input box.

  • Page 32: Saving Label Data

    Click Save As. Saving Label Data This displays the Save As dialog box. Click the button. On the menu that appears, click Save. This displays a dialog box for saving label data. Specify the folder in Save in, and type a file name into File name. •...

  • Page 33: Opening A Label Data File

    Opening a Label Data File Perform the following steps when you want to open an existing label data file. Click the button. On the menu that appears, click Open. This displays a dialog box for selecting the file you want to open. Select the name of the file you want to open, and then click Open.

  • Page 34: Creating A Data Index File

    Select the folder for which you want to create a data index, and then click Creating a Data Index File This displays the Save As dialog box. For a disc that contains so much data that it cannot fit on a label, you can use the following procedure to create a data index file that you can print out on a computer printer.

  • Page 35: Configuring Layout Settings

    To configure print pattern settings Configuring Layout Settings Click the panel. You can control the appearance of your labels using the printing pattern and This displays a menu for selecting a print pattern. text layout panels, and the Font and Image buttons. Any changes you make to a label are immediately reflected in the label preview image.

  • Page 36: Configuring Text Layout Settings

    To modify a preset print pattern Configuring Text Layout Settings You can select from a number of different layouts for the text on your labels. On the main window, click About the Layout Panel This displays a dialog box for selecting a print pattern. This Displays a menu of options.

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    Available Text Layouts To modify a preset text layout The 5 DISC TITLE PRINTER text layouts are shown below. On the main window, click Click This displays a menu for selecting a text layout. Note Layouts 1, 2, 3 and 4 allow fewer characters per line than the other layouts.

  • Page 38: Configuring Font Settings

    Click the L button in Font. Configuring Font Settings Use the procedures in this section to control the font, attribute, and size settings of label text. On the main window, click the button. This displays a dialog box for configuring font settings. Select the font you want from the list that appears.

  • Page 39

    In the Font Size group, select the font size you want. Important! You can input text for up to six text input areas in a single label. Note that the number of lines you can input is affected by the font size you select. If you specify a 2-line font size for the title font and artist name, when creating a music CD label, for example, you will be able to input only two lines of song title text.

  • Page 40: Inserting An Image Into A Label

    Click Open Image. Inserting an Image into a Label You can use either of following two methods to input an image into a label. • Inputting an image from a file • Capturing a PC screen image Important! • To input an image into a label, you need to select print pattern 6 or pattern 7 (page 34), or a setting that is marked with on the Advanced Print Pattern Settings dialog box (page 35).

  • Page 41

    Display the screen you want to capture. Click Capture. This minimizes the main window. On the Windows task bar, click DISC TITLE PRINTER. Note This displays the main window. To cancel the capture operation, press the Esc key or right-click your mouse. Locate the mouse pointer at one of the corners of the area you want to select for capture.

  • Page 42: Controlling The Aspect Ratio Of An Image

    Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image After making sure the preview shows the image you want, click OK. Note that the layout preview image on the main window shows a Perform the following steps to specify whether the aspect ratio should be monochrome version of the image you selected.

  • Page 43: About Color Images

    About color images... When you want to do this: Do this: When you insert a color image, it is automatically converted to a monochrome Enlarge or reduce the image to fit Select the Maintain aspect ratio image. The colors of the image are expressed as different shades of gray. the label area while maintaining check box.

  • Page 44

    Difference between Pattern and Error Diffusion Dithering With both dithering methods and dark colors are printed blacker, while light colors are a lighter shade of gray. Compared with Pattern dithering, Error Diffusion takes longer, but the printout looks better. Pattern Error Diffusion...

  • Page 45: Original Label Making

    Original Label Making Creating an Original Label Layout There are two templates for creating an original label layout: the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template. For details about more basic label creation procedures, see the steps under “Automated Label Layout”. Free Text Label Template Free Design Label Template •...

  • Page 46: Free Text Label Template Main Window

    Free Text Label Template Main Window Free Design Label Template Main Window 7 Measurement Unit Button 1 Print Pattern Panel 8 Work Area Size 1 Print Pattern 5 Insert Text Button Panel Button 2 Toolbar 2 Toolbar 9 Image Button 4 Image Button 3 Work Area 3 Work Area...

  • Page 47: Free Design And Free Text Template Main Windows

    8 Work Area Size Button Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows Clicking these buttons changes the size of the work area as described below. Free Text Template ONE: Clicking this button displays the top label area only in the work area. ALL: Clicking this button expands the work area so it displays both top 1 Print Pattern Panel label area and the bottom label area.

  • Page 48

    Free Design Template Resize –By Width Makes all of the selected fields the same height –By Height and/or width. –By Height and Width Other –Maximize Enlarges the field so it fills the print area. See “Free Text Template” for information about 1 and 3. –Center Moves the field to the center of the print area.

  • Page 49: Configuring Font Settings (free Text Template, Free Design Template)

    I To change font style settings Configuring Font Settings You can use the following procedure to italicize or bold text. (Free Text Template, Free Design Template) Input text into the work area. This section describes how to configure font settings for text you input manually Highlight the characters whose font style setting you want to change.

  • Page 50: Inserting A Label Background Image (free Text Template)

    Inserting a Label Background Image (Free Text Template) On the main window, click Click , and then select the image you want to insert. • The image appears in the preview image on the main window. • One image can be inserted per label area. After you insert an image into print pattern , you cannot input text.

  • Page 51: Fields (free Design Template)

    To select a field for inputting or editing text, click anywhere inside the field Fields (Free Design Template) boundary. A text field is selected for text input and editing when it appears as shown This section contains general information about fields. It also explains below.

  • Page 52: Inputting Text Into A Text Field (free Design Template)

    Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design Template) The following describes how to input, edit, and delete text. To input text manually On the main window, click This inserts a text field into the upper label area. 1 Indicates the number of fields that can still be inserted. A label can contain up to 40 fields total.

  • Page 53: To Configure Font Settings For The Text In A Field

    To configure font settings for the text in a field Inserting an Image into a Label Highlight the text whose font settings you want to change. (Free Design Template) Use the toolbar to configure font, font size, and font style settings. Use the procedures in this section to insert an image into a label and to delete Note a label image.

  • Page 54: Resizing A Field (free Design Template)

    Important! Resizing a Field (Free Design Template) Resizing a text field does not affect the size of the text inside the field. Use the procedures in this section when you want to change the size of a field. Important! Note that the result obtained when you resize a field depends on whether it is a text field or an image field.

  • Page 55: Aligning And Resizing Fields (free Design Template)

    I To make multiple fields the same size Aligning and Resizing Fields You can resize multiple fields so they are the same size as a reference field (Free Design Template) that you specify. Example: Resizing fields by height and width A selection of useful commands makes it possible to instantly position fields Reference field on a label and to make multiple fields the same size (See page 46).

  • Page 56: To Align Fields

    To align fields To make a different field the reference field, hold down the Ctrl key as you click the new reference field. Drag the mouse on the label so the fields you want to align or resize are enclosed in the selection boundary. This is the reference field.

  • Page 57: Configuring Field Properties (free Design Template)

    Input the values you want. The settings you configure are reflected in the Configuring Field Properties preview image on the main window. (Free Design Template) Click the Size tab. Clicking the button and then Properties displays a dialog box that you can use to change the properties of a field.

  • Page 58: Useful Text Input Functions (free Text Template, Free Design Template)

    1 Undo Useful Text Input Functions Undoes the last operation you performed. (Free Text Template, Free Design Template) 2 Cut Cuts the currently selected field from the label and places it onto the This section describes various useful functions you can access on the shortcut clipboard.

  • Page 59

    w Return to Original Size (Image Field only) This command change the size of the field so the image within it is the same size it was when captured or imported. e Layout Use the commands on the submenus to align fields and to move them forward and back.

  • Page 60: Other Operations

    Other Operations Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry Configuring Advanced Settings You can register frequently used terms and phrases for instant recall whenever you need them. See “Useful Text Input Functions” on pages 30 and 57 for On the main window or the print dialog box, click .

  • Page 61: To Configure Advanced Layout Settings

    Select the check box next to Show advanced print pattern settings only To configure advanced layout settings if you want the Advanced Print Pattern Settings (page 35) dialog box to Use the following procedure to save the settings of a layout you create, and to appear when you click the .

  • Page 62: Using Help

    You can also obtain assistance by accessing the CASIO Website. While your computer is connected to the Internet, click and then click CASIO Website. This will take you to the CASIO Website where you will find the latest news and other information about CASIO or USB peripheral products.

  • Page 63: Phrase Library List

    Phrase Library List Troubleshooting The following is a list of the built-in phrase library contents. See page 30 and Consult this troubleshooting guide whenever you start to have problems with 57 for information about using phrase. the application. If you cannot find the solution of your problem here, check the CW-E60 User’s Guide.

  • Page 64

    Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action Symptom Possible Cause Recommended Action G Cannot print. G The last part of The driver is not installed 1. Click Start, Control Too many characters per Use a smaller font size or correctly. Panel, System, and input data does line reduce the number of...

  • Page 65: Error Messages

    Message Recommended Action Page Error Messages The printer is turned off or it Make sure the printer is is not connected to the connected correctly to your computer. Check to make Message Recommended Action Page sure that the printer model Make sure the printer is specified by the print The label file cannot be...

  • Page 66

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